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MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00am PST
-second deal. hit the defense department. but the pentagon's real problem is not those cuts, but the ones that are going to be coming over the next decade. we talked to military contractors, top officials at the pentagon. they see a long period of downward decline. that after the war in afghanistan, there's going to be a period of austerity. they're calling it -- they have a term around the pentagon, a very graphic self-amputation as they cut back over the years. and this was one of the reasons that president obama had, at the top of his short list, the former republican senator, still a republican, chuck hagel of nebraska. he's somebody who's talked about the pentagon as being bloated, had very specific ideas about how to cut it. but mike, sam, the table, we're hearing that that trial balloon has been popped. that senator hagel has a possibility for secretary of defense, has really lost a lot of altitude. and what they discovered was, there's not a natural constituency for him. republicans, as you guys know, have fought with him over the years. he was against the war in iraq. senato
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2013 3:00am PST
billion. defense -- the pentagon is so bloated. you can't -- you can't -- jim cramer, you can't even audit the pentagon. dave walker told us that. it is so bloated. and yet they can't find $100 billion in cuts? >> we need the divisions in japan because that war is still on. we need the divisions in germany -- no, we won those wars. >> we're wasting $2 billion a week in afghanistan. they can't cut that? $3 billion a week. >> they can't say it. >> medicare. they won't ever talk about cutting medicare. >> can we pay more for part "b," or is that too difficult to talk about? it's not worth it? part "b" is a great break. why can't we let merck and pfizer get away with this? it should be a bargain. no, we write blank checks because we hear they're going to move to france. i've got news for you. it doesn't help to you move to france. >> guess what happened. the president's negotiating on obamacare. the first thing he does is he calls in big pharma and cuts a deal with them and then brings in the hospitals and cuts a deal with them. so their genius idea for fixing medicare and medicaid
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